Oakland Raiders Running Backs: Split the Carries, Carry the Weight

Posted: 22nd September 2009 by Paula Lehman in NFL
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Darren McFadden and Michael Bush have split carries pretty even-handedly in the opening games of this season. In Sunday's game against the Chiefs, both had 35 yards rushing—McFadden on 12 carries and Bush on nine. The running game was especially significant in a game where JaMarcus Russell made a mere seven completions on 24 attempts—let's try to forget for a moment the 10 consecutive misses before the closing drive. But the numbers between the dynamic duo will have to improve in the upcoming game against a Denver defense that held Cleveland to just 54 rushing yards last Sunday in their 27-6 victory over the Browns. If the Raiders are going to have to rely on their running game while Russell works on his accuracy, McFadden and Bush will have to significantly bump up their stat ...

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